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UW-Eau Claire Announces January Public Planetarium Programs

RELEASED: Jan. 3, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Planetarium shows will be offered to the public during January at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The shows will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The Saturday shows are intended for children ages 4-12 and the Tuesday programs are aimed at adults and older children. The Saturday programs are funded by a grant from the American Girl Company though the Eau Claire Area Foundation.

The L.E. Phillips Planetarium, located in Phillips Science Hall, provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about astronomy and to learn new constellations.

The Saturday morning programs are:

  • Jan. 7 and 14: "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," a UW-Eau Claire classic, is aimed at children ages 6-12.
  • Jan. 21 and 28: "Zubee’s Magic Sky" is aimed at ages 5-9.

The evening planetarium shows for adults and older children (ages 11 and up) are:

  • Jan. 3 and 10: "Adventures Along the Spectrum," which features UW-Eau Claire's "Mr. Genius" as he learns how the sky looks at different wavelengths.
  • Jan.17 and 24: "The StarGazer," which focuses on how astronomers understand stars.
  • Jan. 31: "New Discoveries in Astronomy," which will help participants learn the latest astronomical discoveries.

The $1 tickets can be purchased at the information desk in the Davies Center. For ticket information, call (715) 836-3727.

Group shows and school field trips are available at other times. For details, call (715) 836-5034.

More information is available online.

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JB

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